Do forest fires produce carbon dioxide?
Asked in Atmospheric Sciences, Air Pollution
Would a forest fire affect the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere?
Asked in Environmental Issues, Global Warming
In what two ways do forest fires contribute to the rise of carbon dioxide?
Asked in American Cars, European Cars
What is the most prolific producer of carbon dioxide?
What are the uses of carbon dioxide?
The following r the uses of carbon dioxide:- 1) carbon dioxide is used to produce aerated cold beverages. 2) carbon dioxide is used to produce dry ice. 3) carbon dioxide is used to extinguish fires. 4) carbon dioxide is used to make washing soda. 5) carbon dioxide is used to produce sodium bicarb(baking powder). 6) plants make their own food by using carbon dioxide.
Asked in Forest Fires
What percentage of carbon dioxide emissions are produced by forest fires?
The amount of carbon dioxide emitted each year varies according to the amount of forest burnt. However, there is no net increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide from forest fires, as long as the forests are allowed to recover and regrow. Answer Very little, compared to human emissions. It's hard to say exactly... It is 25.687%, approximately, it is 25.7% it is 25.687%
Asked in Chemistry
Explain how carbon dioxide is able to control fires?
Do forest fires cause climate changes?
Asked in Fire Extinguishers
What is the proper use for a carbon dioxide fire extinguisher?
Do forest fires cause acid rain?
Yes, they do. Every forest fire produces carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide, which combines with rain to make carbonic acid and sulfuric acid. All natural rain is acidic. Acidic rain is not a new phenomenon. It can be found frozen 500 feet down in the glaciers in the arctic. Every lightning bolt ionizes nitrogen in the atmosphere to produce nitric acid. Lightning causes forest fires and forest fires produce carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide combines with water in the atmosphere to make carbonic acid. Forest fires and volcanoes produce hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide. Hydrogen sulfide and sulfur dioxide combine with water to make sulfuric acid. There are about eighteen hundred thunderstorms on earth occurring as you read this. There are about 80 forest fires at any time in the United States alone. All fauna emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Mount Saint Helens produced more sulfuric acid than all industry in the United States in the past one hundred years. Mount Krakatau that exploded in May 1883 is still spewing out more hydrogen sulfide every day than Mount Saint Helens ever did. Many other volcanoes are generating sulfuric acid every day. Anaerobic bacteria produce hydrogen sulfide. Compared to nature, acid from industry is probably less than 5 percent of the total.
Asked in Air Pollution, Chemistry, Global Warming
Does fire produce carbon dioxide?
Fires do not necessarily give off carbon dioxide. Fires are a chemical reaction, generally with oxygen which are rapid and result in visible light and heat. Carbon dioxide is the combustion product released if the fuel for the fire is carbon based (coal, wood, oil, etc.) Other common fires can also involve magnesium, iron fibres, sulphur, sodium, potassium and hydrogen which result in other combustion products.
Asked in Fire Extinguishers
Why do fire extinguishers have carbon dioxide when fire is made out of carbon dioxide?
Fire is not made out of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is a product of fire. Fire is a chemical reaction between oxygen and some flammable substance. Since most flammable materials contain carbon, most fires will produce carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide is completely non-flammable and can cut a fire off from its supply of oxygen.
Asked in Global Warming
What 3 processes release carbon dioxide into the atmosphere?
Burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas) in industry, transport and the generation of electricity, which releases carbon dioxide (CO2). Wild fires, forest fires and bush fires, as well as the burning of biomass, that is, recently grown vegetation. Natural decay of dead trees and vegetation.
Asked in Elements and Compounds
Does a fire give off carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide?
Either of those compounds can be produced by a fire. A well oxygenated fire will produce carbon dioxide, but if there is an inadequate oxygen supply, there will carbon monoxide. Many fires produce a mixture of both. For example, there is both carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide in the smoke that people inhale from their cigarettes (and this is one of the reasons why cigarettes are so extremely bad for your health).